Resolution Honoring the Victims of the Pulse Nightclub Shootings read at the IATSE 68th Quadrennial Convention July 2017

At the IATSE District 11 Convention and IATSE 68th Quadrennial Convention in July 2017, a resolution was put forth by I.A.T.S.E. Local 411 Business Agent, Chandra-Li Paul. This resolution was passed and read aloud in front of all delegates in attendance. Not only was this a proud moment for Local 411 but also a very proud moment personally for Chandra-Li Paul. This resolution has since been recognized and celebrated by other Locals and Unions/Guilds across the globe. The resolution can be found below:

 

Resolution Honoring the Victims of the Pulse Nightclub Shootings
read at the
IATSE District 11 Convention and IATSE 68th Quadrennial Convention July 2017

 

WHEREAS, on June 12, 2016, one of the deadliest mass shootings in the history of the United States which 49 members of the LGBTQI* community were killed and 53 others were wounded at Pulse nightclub in Orlando Florida;

AND WHEREAS, the IATSE Quadrennial Convention, which is the largest gathering of members and staff of the IATSE and the highest legislative and judicial body in the IATSE, is taking place in Florida in July 2017, just over one year after the Pulse nightclub attack;

BE IT RESOLVED that the delegates of the IATSE 68th Quadrennial convention take a moment of silence to remember and honour the victims, their families, the survivors and the broader LGBTQI* community affected by the attack at Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the IATSE commits to standing united against hatred and discrimination and to promoting and supporting education and advocacy of human rights, equity issues and anti-oppression training within the IATSE International and Locals for all IATSE members and staff in an effort to instill an understanding of the fundamental values of equality and dignity for all people and building solidarity.

Note: * represents other sexual and gender identities not specified in the acronym used.